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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health

Mission: Never Surrender Hope is a non-profit organization dedicated to those suffering with the disease of addiction and homelessness, while offering support and guidance for their loved ones. We advocate to meet their basic needs while empowering them to seek treatment. We encourage and help to facilitate a life of freedom from the chains of addiction and continue to offer our support throughout their journey towards a life of hope.

Target demographics: those homeless and suffering with Substance Use Disorder

Geographic areas served: Philadelphia, Montgomery and Bucks County

Programs: outreach

Community Stories

78 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

They are always doing something to help. Great information is distributed as well.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined NSH last year and I have witnessed the 100's who have been received Hope bags, good and clothing. More importantly the men and women are passionate and compassionate to all who they cross paths with. A hug, a "how are you doing today", a conversation has lit up every face they are in contact with. It is incredible what is given back to the members from those they comfort because they don't feel worthy of love. NSH members also look for the sons, daughters, fathers, mothers and any other family member they are asked for by families posting their loved ones on their FB page who are living on the streets. I am SO PROUD to be a member of this amazing organization and look forward to continuing all know to NEVER SURRENDER HOPE

rninscrubs

Donor

Rating: 5

Never Surrender Hope is a vibrant non profit organization that enlists the help of the community to help
The community. They are caring, empathetic and spread the news that there is HOPE when there is substance use disorder.

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Donor

Rating: 5

My family has been affected by heroin addiction and the members of this group have been so supportive and loving towards us. They are truly angels among those in need.

Francesca R.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Amazing group of people who do everything they can to help families who are struggling.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I cannot say enough good things about this group. They are the most selfless empathetic non judgemental group ever. I have never felt judged. They work tirelessly in the community to offer assistance. This group has saved many lives and most definitely has been a shin ih ng light in my life.

2 th4522

Board Member

Rating: 5

This isn’t just a group, they become your friends and family.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group has the most caring people whom spread hope and love to those that feel hopeless. They talk and listen to everyone they encounter judgment free. They give out the best hugs, ya know the ones that come from deep down. Best group ever!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello, my name is Steve let me tell you about never surrender hope I was lost broken desperate to just end it all and in a moment of clarity I reached out to them. And you know what I got in return help,love,encouragement,offers to pick me up and go to meetings, but valerie got me into a detox and rehab facility and saved my life and I'm not perfect now by any means but I am a better person,son,father,brother. This organization has literally turned me from the walking corpse I was into a person. Full of life and love and hope and now I wanna pass that on to others.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My little sister overdosed 2yrs ago from heroin...this group has been my #1 support system ever since. I don’t know what I’d have done without them! They are an amazing charity and group for our community!

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Donor

Rating: 5

NSH is an amazing non-profit organization for the families and loved ones suffering with the effects of substance use disorder. They helped my family while my son was suffering with SUD and they continue to help my family as we learn to live without my son who passed from fentanyl poisoning at age 24 on 8/31/2019 International Overdose Awareness Day.

1 Karen P.9

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The work they do for the people who desperately need it is phenomenal. Never Surrender Hope are people who are totally selfless. Thank you for what you do. ❤️

1 Denise McGuirl M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Best group of men and women. They are genuine in what they do for so many

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This group of volunteers are life changing. They go out of their way to help and support so many people in so many ways

2 Karen S.17

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

they care and love those that feel lost, deal with addiction and pain...they are true angels! A wonderful organization!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Never Surrender Hope is an amazing non profit who helps the homeless and those afflicted with the disease of addiction. They work hard to make the lives of others better and are amazing people.

2 Mimi S.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This group not only welcomed me with open arms but help me to never surrender hope that my daughter will come back to us. I love the way they make the homeless addicts feel and how they exert so much energy on trying to help people get into recovery. I watched some go as they actually drove them to the recovery house themselves. When they go on outings and I can't make it, they always let me know and they say "were going to keep and eye out for Sam". I love helping by making HOPE bags, collecting clothes and even go on outings with them. This is an AMAZING group!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The group Never Surrender Hope and the people in are truly a godsend They're truly amazing If it wasn't for them and their support I honestly don't know what I would have done They are so caring supportive compassionate and helpful When I was at a very low point in my life dealing with my son and his addiction they truly lifted me up They helped me with coping skills,supported me emotionally and mentally provided me with different resources There were times my son had nothing (clothing and things) and they didn't hesitate they put things together for him (clothing, shoes, and personal hygiene things) and found away to get it to him They let you know that you the parent and your addicted child are not alone They start out as a helping hand become an inspiration and family The Never Surrender Hope Group still till this day help me get through some tough days with my addicted son and I thank God for them

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Never Surrender Hope is a non-profit near to my heart. They do amazing work with addicts and homeless. They provide food and clothing to those on the streets still struggling. They also go into recovery/sober houses and help those who are starting out in their new journey of recovery. They give back always and most have personal experience with a loved one who is an addict. They are always willing to lend a hand or an ear to anyone who needs it. They are truly angels. I have a bracelet the ladies gave me 3 years ago, when I was in early recovery, and I look at it every day and it gives me strength and hope.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Kind, caring, compassionate... Support from every angle!! This non profit helps so many people, in so many different levels, it's honestly and truly one of a kind.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I can’t say enough about the wonderful people at NSH! Valerie is Wonder Woman and consistently goes above and beyond to help!

3 Janet G.7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Wonderful group that helps in so many ways ! They support addicts and their families through the many struggles you face .

3 Destiny M.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

I had stumbled across this group via Facebook and always seem to be a place for us addicts in recovery as an addict early in my recovery this group has given me hope a couple days ago I was struggling with coming up with the fees for the recovery/sober home I reside in this group I reached out to I was totally taken back when I found out that they were going to help me with my fee for August AND September things like this make me believe that there is people in the world that really do care I thank this group for the help and support they provided

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This group is absolutely amazing! Anytime day or night I needed help with my son they were there for him and my family, from giving him clothing and food, rides to programs as well or even just locating him to talk and let him know that he was loved and supported. Honestly the love and timeless hours spent helping my son gave me and my family many more months with my son and when he passed away he wasn’t alone on the streets he was here with family and we spent the best weekend with him and he felt loved and not alone and I will remember that always! Even now this group is always here for my family to listen and share memories with us and that is what we all need in such a heartbreaking time. This wonderful group asks for nothing but continues to give everything they have and I have never met such wonderful people like this who care about everyone and spend every waking moment helping them. I love this group and everything they stand for, they loved my son and I love them!

2 Kristen Irene Scopino R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity is amazing. I love the work they do and I love to volunteer with them and help out.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This charity does great work. All the founders and volunteers really work from their heart. They have so much passion for what they do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing group about not only loss of dear loved ones to addiction, but incredible and seemingly unlimited support and uplift to those still struggling with addiction, and their families and friends. I can't say enough wonderful things about the group's founders and organizers. I have been sober and clean in recovery since 2011, and this group has helped me, and also allowed me to support others. Beyond grateful for Never Surrender Hope. By Susie Loesch

2 Rachel Krauser M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This group works tirelessly to help those suffering from SUD.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

NSH is the best outreach organization in the city of Philadelphia.

4 Bob D.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Never Surrender Hope is a Fantastic Group. They help the downtrodden of Philadelphia by providing clothing and food. On outings, a few vehicles of members drive to these areas, mostly inhabited by addicts and homeless, provide hot meals, snacks, toiltries and clothing all of which are prepared by other members. Even during covid, while not being able to get together like normal, there are still a few members who travel to these areas to provide for these folks food and other items donated by other members as well as taking meals to Recovery Houses and homeless shelters. I have no problem donating food and occasional funds to this group. I have seen, in person, the good works these folks do. They also speak to the addicts and try to talk to them about sobriety and getting into rehab. On my very first outing, I met a young man named Daniel. One of the volunteers worked to get him into rehab after a conversation with him. I believe Daniel has a year sober now. That is FANTASTIC! This program WORKS.

2 Lori S.10

Client Served

Rating: 5

This group is awesome anytime I ever reached out to them for help .. I get an instant response from them!!! They gave me resources I didn’t even know existed out there for help ... they are truly Angels each and everyone who volunteers there own time for no reason other to help and hope they make a difference and helping someone get clean ❤️❤️love this group !! Please help them grow and help more

2 Kacey K.1

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Never surrender hope has done beautiful things for people. They’ve helped me personally overcome the loss of someone I loved dearly due to an overdose. They do everything they can to help others and are so welcoming to everyone! They’re support is amazing and all of the things they do amaze me as well. They change lives!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am on the board of this amazing caring group. When we are not doing outings feeding, spreading hope to homeless addicts we have been helping at the local food pantry. Preparing meals for shut ins in our community and delivering food to recovery houses weekly.
We Send notes and cards to people we help get into treatment letting them know we are here for them. Our support group meetings twice a month is an amazing way to let people know they are not alone whether their loved ones are In recovery or still in active addiction.
We jump in where ever we are needed. I am honored to be part of such a caring group.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love everything about this group. The passion they have for helping those struggling, is nothing short of amazing. The compassion they have, for everyone affected by that same struggle, is heartwarming..

2 Michael D.6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Never Surrender Hope is an amazing group of people who are searching for solutions and answers to fight the epidemic of substance use disorder. They are engaged with the recovery community on a daily basis and their mission is truly beneficial to the community at large.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Unbelievable compassion and first person experience make all the volunteers and leaders at NSH a valuable commodity for our community in Northeast Philadelphia.

2 Robert K.7

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Robert Keepsey . I am so thankful for NSH . Ever since I met the members of the foundation they have helped me and my program with endless support and love always kind . I never experienced so many kind people in my like . It is like dealing with a family !!!! 100% wonderful nonprofit group !!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group helped Me through the hardest time of My life.
They let Me know I was not alone.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have heard that hope without tenacity is merely optimism. This group undoubtedly qualifies as the former. There is an unquenchable fire of love in the heart of its members; with the grace of God at its core, Never Surrender Hope is a beacon of light amidst the chaos and pain of the Opiod Epidemic.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Never Surrender Hope is a great place for anyone to go to for support! The best thing about NSH is there is never no judgment. They welcome you with open arms. It’s not just for those who are going through the battle of addiction, but the families who need advice who might not understand how to approach things. Everyone is always nice. They spread so much awareness to the cause.

2 Nancy S.13

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group is amazing!! Helping connect so many suffering with this disease and their families with the resources needed to survive!!! So much love for them and the work they do

3 Mallory Brooke T.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization is amazing. They dedicate their time to turning around lives when it’s needed the most. I’ve watched Cathy put countless hours into gathering the necessities of our everyday lives to help those in need. From preparing meals to going out to find clothing. It has changed my life to see how the impact of one persons care can help hundreds.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The people in this group not only volunteer there time and energy but all are truly gifts sent from above. There the angels here on earth helping those struggling with this horrible disease not only because they care but most have lost loved ones to this monster and they know there loved ones would want them to continue and they do wIth no reservations doing so. So if people are wondering about this group, THEY ARE GODS ANGELS ON EARTH..god bless them

3 Nancy Grykin H.

Donor

Rating: 5

This group is AMAZING .......They are dedicated to helping each and every person to live a healthy and clean life.. I have seen the group make bagels up in bags with a snack and drink. To give to hurting strangers. Also give them a wash cloth, with shower items. For a church that lets homeless shower. Also take from there own pocket to buy hamburger if they didn't have enough for everyone. Even making bed mats out of plastic bags, so they don't have to sleep on streets. It's endless what this group is capable of












dding. They will change the world with their love and dedication.

6 kathy826

Board Member

Rating: 5

This is one amazing group I have been blessed to be part of. Not only do I get to help people I don’t know where I would have been with them all helping me during my sons active addiction and now with him in recovery. I love this group and everything we do. Here is a photo of our Hope Bag Party we make for our friends on the street

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing group of people who go above and beyond the measures to help people get the help they need and follow them through their new journey.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

When I was a homeless heroin addict living on the streets of Kensington, I felt hopeless and lost, and incredibly alone. On several different occasions Never Surrender Hope reached out to me, offering me support, resources, compassion, and care packages. The volunteers who reached out to me made an impact and difference. As I write this review I have 21 days sober. A huge thank you to this group!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Never Surrender Hope is a group of amazing, selfless and caring people who will do anything in their power to help those in need. I’m so honored to be a part of something that is doing such wonderful things by being an ear to listen and smile to brighten someone’s day on the street, getting those who are ready for help into treatment, as well as helping family members cope with their loved ones disease. They offer a judgement free and safe space to talk about what is going on their social media page as well as monthly support meetings.

This group has helped me tremendously in my own growth and healing from losing a loved one. I am so thankful to all of the members of Never Surrender Hope for the work that they are doing for our community.

3 Debbie Lewis M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I absolutely love this organization. Each person is kind and genuine. I find I am not alone. Plus, when I need clothes and food for my nieces kids, NSH was there for me. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can't even begin to start from when it started for my family. Just know it's real bad for my daughter. I went on for well over a year before someone introduced me to Never Surrender Hope. I started going on outings, making hope bags and giving out food and more. While my daughter is an active drug addict and is spotted from time to time. I have not seen her and miss her sooo much. This group lets me help other parents, brother, sisters and more of people in active addiction on the streets to be able to talk to us. We feed them and clothe them. Thank you Never Surrender Hope for opening your lives. It means so much to me.

3 Laurie Hurwitz W.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are not enough words to say how Never Surrender Hope is helping so many people at the worst times of their lives. Addiction has taken over our country at an alarming rate. It grabs our kids and loved ones by their souls. Never Surrender Hope is out there in the trenches helping our families to get through to the next day. Giving them some dignity when these drugs have taken it away. Who knows, tomorrow may be the day your loved one finds their way to a program. Let's Never Surrender Hope!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Thos is an amazing group that has helped me out alot. I've been dealing with my daughters addiction for 6 years and it's a horrible emotional rollercoaster that feel alone or ashamed by. I have tried multiple groups with no luck until about a year ago I attended a Never Surrender Hope meeting and I just listened at first but made a decision to go to another meeting the following month and have been going ever since. I didn't feel unwanted or worried about repeating myself over and over or ashamed of my daughters addiction. This group has taught me so much it may not of giving me the answers I wanted but it helped me realize I'm never going to get them because everyone is different and what works for one doesn't fit another. Also there is no judgement everyone has different ways of dealing with this disease and has different opinions and it's not held against you. There are so many people in this group that you can reach out to at anytime and someone will be there for you. I'm so glad I found this group.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This a great group! The amount of love that goes around is amazing! The group does so many different things to try and help put a dent in this epidemic along with trying to stop the stigma.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Never Surrender Hope was there for my son during his addiction giving him hope and love. They are a wonderful organization that does outreach on the streets of Philadelphia during individuals most desperate times. They contributed to saving my sons life. They have also offered support and guidance to our family.

4 Scott K.4

Client Served

Rating: 5

I owe my life to Never Surrender Hope. During the darkest time of my life, after I lost my 19 year old son to an overdose, they welcomed me with open arms. Through this group of selfless people, who do all that they do in their spare time, I have learned to take the unfathomable pain of losing my boy and rise up to fight in his name against the very thing that took his life. Continuously giving up their spare time to be advocates for those suffering from SUD but also the families. The forum they provide with their social media page, allows for a safe place to vent frustrations and sorrow, as well as successful recovery. No one is omitted. Never do they yield on finding best care facilities for those in need. Providing care packages and donations to the sick and suffering and traveling to the heart of the city, where drugs and the epidemic we are faced with today are so very prominent. Administration all have lived experience with SUD and are empathetic, compassionate, and passionate about helping others as if they were their own. In a world that can be very self centered today,Never Surrender Hope is a bright shining light!!!

3 Carol B.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I began my involvement with this group by donating some clothes from my husband that no longer fit him. At that time, I had no idea what the group was about. The gal, (also a volunteer), who was collecting the clothes, suggested that I go onto Facebook and look up the group & their mission. I did just that and found a group of the kindest, warmest, caring, giving, trusting, concerned and genuine individuals I've EVER had the good fortune to meet. Each & every member is supportive of one another. The support extends to the folks on the streets, in re-hab, shelters and in homes. No task seems to be unattainable. Never Surrender Hope is truly what this group and its members are all about.

2 Debby A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Awesome group of people. The support groups are so helpful. They are all so helpful with anything needed even to just talk!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My son was homeless and addicted. This group of incredibly kind-hearted people helped keep us connected by them making sure he was warm, fed, and most of all passing the message to him that he is loved. All of this while keeping me from falling apart. They work tirelessly to ensure they reach as many people as they can to offer hope and help. My son is sober and working and I truly believe that this wouldn't have happened without this group of people. I am so grateful for the second chance both me and my son were given.

2 Dawn M.4

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing group! They are very responsive and willing to help not only those suffering but their families! Very helpful in guiding you on how to get someone the help they need! They are also a very compassionate group and have many outings to help those in need

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Never surrender hope has been the most fabulous , kind , caring and supportive group! I have a son that is in recovery however, without this group of I would have truly been lost.

2 Debbie P.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is the best thing that happened to meat a time when I was feeling lost with my son. I can come here and share and not get judged criticized etc.. they are loving helpful and feel like family

1 Celeste R.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found this group during a very hard time in my family's life. They lifted me up and supported me and now I have become an extremely active member helping others...our friends on the streets. Making connections, creating conversations and letting people know they are special is what it's all about.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Never surrender hope are angels on Earth,they help anyone in need and give so many love and hope

2 Paulie Zanaras J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This group of ladies are some of the selfless and caring women I’ve had the pleasure to meet. If you know anything about them you know they work tirelessly to help those in need and I fully support and love them all!

2 Tara P.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Love this group! They do and amazing work serving those in all stages of their individual recovery journey. Never Surrender Hope (NSH) also supports the families and friends of those with substance use disorder. I work for a non-profit myself and it's always a pleasure coordinating efforts with the gracious volunteers of NSH. NSH offers a private Facebook page for the community. It's an excellent forum for accessing community supports and resources.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This amazing group of people reach out to those that most try to avoid. Members of this group helped my nephew get clean for over two years. They are kind, listen, and genuinely care about the people on the street. They recognize that they are sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, etc. These people use their own time to care for and show love to those struggling with addiction. They have many success stories which I think is because they go with no judgement...just love and care. Thank you Never Surrender Hope for all you do!

3 Janice R.3

Donor

Rating: 5

Never Surrender Hope is filled with some of the most amazing, compassionate people I have ever met. They work selflessly and tirelessly to help those who are homeless or struggling with addiction by providing food, resources and a compassionate shoulder to lean on. This is not another job but a calling. Their ‘Friends on the Streets’ are part of their family and are treated with dignity and respect in a nonjudgmental way. I can’t think of any organization more deserving of recognition than NSH.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This is an amazing group of people. They are selfless and kind and loving. They are the ones who spend their time (away from their own families) listening, feeding, clothing, and caring about the those that most people don’t give a second look to. They go into the worst neighborhoods with open arms offering whatever they can to help whoever is willing to accept it, with no judgement.

4 Tina O'Donnell S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So many amazing people with the biggest hearts you could not imagine how much they do to help not only the people struggling but the families also.

4 Margie McGrogan G.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The people in this group are amazing. They do so much for their friends on the street. They have their own families but spend so much of their time talking, feeding, clothing, listening and hugging these people that are someone’s child. The hope they give these people is so important. They are real life angels.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This group is amazing!!! They go to the worst neighborhoods and help people that most would not bother with.... they help the broken and their families. I can call any of them to get advice to help loved ones. They all go above & beyond and give the broken ones & their families hope & help.